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How reliable is cloud hosting?

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    Question How reliable is cloud hosting?

    In a cloud hosting environment a network of servers is used so that even one of the servers is down others will take care of it. But how credible is a cloud hosting service? I heard that if you are dealing with highly sensitive data it is better to have a dedicated server. That means Cloud hosting is prone to attacks by hackers, isn't it?

    I just wanted to clarify that point. However, big companies like Google and Apple use cloud servers to store customer's data. Then it should have some quality I think.

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    Cloud hosting is becoming more and more popular, with many of the major companies using it to store there information these days.

    While in the past I think there was some questions over the security aspect of it, I'm not sure if it was ever proved to be less secure, or if that was just a myth or rumour in the first place.

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    The fact that Cloud Hosting is popularly used as of this days, along is the possibility of its usage to be rampant. In terms of how a certain website is managed, cloud hosting is reliable in performing its task because it requires not only one server to handle a specific website. If the server will encounter problem, a back-up server takes its place. But the question is how reliable it is, with regards to data security or privacy concern. Because there is a lack of centralization given and there's less control on where the specific data is located, I doubt of its seucity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubie View Post
    there is a lack of centralization given and there's less control on where the specific data is located, I doubt of its seucity.
    Yes, the above point strike me too. There will be less control due to lack of centralization. I think dedicated servers will be much more reliable in the long term. Even though it uses a network of servers to support each other, you can have a lot of examples on net about its high downtime percentage. I have no idea how this is happening when there is always an alternate server to support.

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